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2011 Senate Bill 351: Earmark some sales tax to roads

Public Act 225 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. John Proos (R) on May 3, 2011 To earmark a portion of sales tax revenue to road projects. Specifically, the bill would allocate 18 percent of collections from the first 4 percent of the 6 percent state sales tax. (Under the 1994 Proposal A initiative, the next 2 percent of this tax all goes to schools). The bill would not change current law provisions directing 15 percent of that first 4 percent to to state revenue sharing to local governments, and 60 percent of it to schools.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on May 3, 2011
Reported in the Senate on June 15, 2011 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on March 27, 2012 To earmark a portion of sales tax revenue to road projects. Specifically, the bill would allocate 18 percent of collections from the first 4 percent of the 6 percent state sales tax for roads. Depending on the average price of fuel, this would provide between $100 million and $140 million for roads (or more if prices go higher).
Received in the House on March 27, 2012
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on March 27, 2012
Reported in the House on May 2, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 6, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 6, 2012
Substitute offered by Rep. David Agema (R) on June 6, 2012 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that caps the proposed earmark at $100 million annually.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 6, 2012
Passed 71 to 37 in the House on June 7, 2012 To earmark up to $100 million of sales tax revenue realized from fuel sales to road projects each year, based on a formula specified in the bill.
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2012
Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on June 12, 2012 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill, which caps the proposed earmark at $100 million per year.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 25, 2012

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